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FMA Vote Today

Update: Apparently, it’s over already.

The Senate is due to vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment today. So, what are you going to do about it?

Have you called your Senator today? Even if you know your Senator will probably vote against it, call them anyway. Even if you now your Senator will probably vote for it, call them anyway. If you’ve called them already, call them again. Even if you positive it won’t pass, call them anyway.

If they’re against it, they need to know that you stand with them. If they’re for it, they need to know that not all of their constituents stand with them. If they’ve already heard from you, they need to hear from you again because you can bet the other side is flooding them with calls. If you believe it won’t pass, your call still sends a message against writing discrimination into the constitution.

I called my Senators a second time yesterday. I told them that I’m a gay dad with a three year old son whom my partner and I adopted when he was four days old, and that I want him to have all the rights and protections that any other kid in any other family has. When I talked to Mikulski’s office, the woman on the other end said, “Well, you know the Senator feels the same way. And she’s voted that way in the past. So, it’s nice to know there are people out there on her side of this.”

Call your Senator today, and then stop by HRC’s action center and send them an email.